Originally Posted by Tabycat
I guess that is where you and I differ, I like to break things down and take things slower. I would never expect a horse to be refined when first learning. Refinement for me come after basic understanding. I don't like to get picky with the horse when it's first being taught a I like the horse to succeed with the littlest try.
For me I don't look at it as redoing things but having the horses education grow.
It is not about picking at the horse or refinement as in the finished product.
I am talking about when I direct rein a horse who is just staring I also lay the other rein on their neck and put my outside leg on their side. This way they are learning all the cues at the same time. Now the second they give all the cues are removed.
I also as does my trainer teach the horse to move every inch of their body before they ever move out of the walk. Once they have this then they are moved up to the trot and so on. Not sure you can get much slower then that. Solid well trained horses who are willingly and effortlessly guided is the end goal and what we end up with. I will say that my trainer is much better at it then I am but that is also why I use him.